The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Farnborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 12 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing VB 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Farnborough 8.89% 2.74% 3.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.22% 13.33% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate
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£343 £313 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% +17.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+79.46% -25.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Farnborough region.

Programming Languages Category
Farnborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
36 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Farnborough 40.00% 20.55% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 13
Average daily rate £345 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £468 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Farnborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Farnborough

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Farnborough region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Farnborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Farnborough region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Farnborough

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Farnborough region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 8 (72.73%) .NET
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
1 8 (72.73%) IIS
1 8 (72.73%) Visual Studio
1 8 (72.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Telerik
1 8 (72.73%) SDLC
2 7 (63.64%) N-Tier
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Data Security
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) FusionCharts
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
5 3 (27.27%) VBA
5 3 (27.27%) OOD
5 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Farnborough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Farnborough region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (72.73%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) MS Access
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Visual Studio
1 8 (72.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) NUnit
3 3 (27.27%) JSUnit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst Programmer
1 5 (45.45%) Programmer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Analyst Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) FusionCharts
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) Ajax
3 3 (27.27%) jQuery
3 3 (27.27%) Highcharts JS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) N-Tier
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) SDLC
2 5 (45.45%) Data Security
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) OOD
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) VBA
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
1 8 (72.73%) Telerik
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Aquila